(Sat Jan 01, 2005) 40 years ago, an amazing costumed-hero with the ability to communicate with and share the powers of animals leaped through the four-color pages of Archie’s Mighty Comics line. “The Adventures of the Jaguar #1” premiered in September, 1961, joining Archie’s other popular super-hero title of the time, “The Adventures of the Fly.” Both titles ultimately led to “The Mighty Crusaders,” a super-team of past (the super-heroes Archie published in the 1940s as MLJ Publications), present and future heroes that occasionally make special appearances to this day.
The amazing exploits of the Jaguar began when famed Zoologist Ralph Hardy went on a unique archeological dig he’d never forget. After all, if a real-live, giant serpent suddenly appeared as you were dusting off fossils, you’d call it unique too, right? Fate was with Ralph that day– taking cover in an ancient temple, Ralph discovers a belt. But this is no ordinary belt.
It’s inscription reads:
“He who loves the animal kingdom may wear this belt and be transformed into a
…and sure enough, despite Ralph’s skepticism, he did indeed become the superhero known as the Jaguar!
Now, he finds himself in the middle of a story even more bizarre than his recent guest-stints alongside his fellow Crusaders in the pages of “Archie’s Weird Mysteries.” Not only are his co-stars Sabrina and Salem, but… he’s a villain!!! Can it be so? There’s only one way to find out– reserve your copy of SABRINA #30 today!!!
SABRINA #30, ships 3/1. 32-page, full color comic, $1.99 US; $2.39 CANADA.
Guest-starring The Jaguar from The Mighty Crusaders! “It’s in the JAG!”: The popular hero, The Jaguar, last seen fighting alongside his fellow Mighty Crusaders in “Archie’s Weird Mysteries” #3 and #14, is back… as a villain?! It seems he’s up to no good, doing the bidding of the evil Remember, who believes himself to be the reincarnation of an Incan Sun-God– with plans to upend the jungle and rebuild the Incan Empire! He’s using the Jaguar’s ability to control all wild life to create an animal army that will shield him from those who oppose him. But is the Jaguar cooperating willingly? Sabrina and Salem, called into the fray by their South American friend Llandra, aim to find out! Can an adolescent girl on the verge of enchantment and a human-turned-cat defeat a crazed madman who has one of the most powerful titans ever as a henchman? It’s the weirdest, wildest, wackiest story a Mighty Crusader ever was embroiled in! SCRIPT: Mike Gallagher. ART: Dave Manak.